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Donald Harris Biography

Updated On 03 Jul, 2019 Published On 03 Jul, 2019
Donald Harris

Facts of Donald Harris

Family Name : Harris
Birth Country : Jamaica
Height : 5 feet 5 inch

Relationship short Statistics of Donald Harris

What is Donald Harris marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Single
How many children does Donald Harris have ? (name): 2 Children
Is Donald Harris having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Donald Harris Gay ? No

David Harris is a highly regarded name in the field of economics who mostly worked as an economics professor at Stanford University. Harris, who is Jamaican-American is now involved in developing economic policies that help uplift Jamaican economy.

Know about Donald Harris's Personal Life, Family, and Relationship Status

The Emeritus Economics Professor, Donald Harris was previously married to the late scientist and activist Shyamala Gopalan. The couple first met in a civil rights rally at the University of California, Berkeley and began to bond over their passion for civil rights.

Donald Harris with his wife Shyamala Gopalan.

Well, the couple dated for some time and later got married. Donald who is Jamaican and Shyamala who came from India created a beautiful home with a mixture of both of their cultures.

The happy home, however, did not last long and the couple divorced in the 1970s. At the time of the divorce the couple first child, Kamala Harris was seven years old and their second daughter Maya Harris was five years old.

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After divorce, the children stayed with the mother with visitation to Donald on the weekends and summers. so, he was not directly involved in upbringing but he is still close to his children.

Donald usually keeps a low profile and tries to remain away from the limelight. However, his strong rebuke on Kamala Harris statement on marijuana garnered a lot of attention. On a radio show, New York Breakfast Club, Kamala said she supports smoking marijuana because of her Jamaican Heritage. Harris issued a statement after her comments and stated:

“My dear departed grandmother, as well as my deceased parents, must be turning in their grave right now to see their family’s name, reputation and proud Jamaican identity being connected, in any way, jokingly or not with the fraudulent stereotype of a pot-smoking joy seeker and in the pursuit of identity politics. Speaking for myself and my immediate Jamaican family, we wish to categorically dissociate ourselves from this travesty.”

In late June 2019, he is again back in the news because of his ancestry which involves slave owners Hamilton-Brown. His daughter Kamala who is running for President in 2020 is attacked by her critics saying that she is one of the descendants of the slave owner.

What is Donald Harris's Net-worth? Know more about his Income and Salary

Donald Harris net worth is around $1.2- $1.5 million. He earned this wealth primarily through teaching economics in many Colleges. He Started his career as an economics professor at the University of Wisconsin and earned the annual average salary of $78,360- $169,048.

Harris then served at Standford University. The average salary of a profession at the University is  $207,369.  However, more experienced professor such as Harris can earn a salary of $349,109/yr.

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Furthermore, Harris's daughter Kamala Harris is a US senator and earns $157,000 yearly and her younger daughter Maya Harris is a lawyer and political analyst with a net worth of $500k - $700k

Donald Harris Quick Facts

Donald Harris with daughter Kamala Harris and Granddaughter Meena Harris.
  • Donald was born in Jamaica and moved to the USA to pursue his career in Economics.
  • Harris father name is Oscar Joseph  Harris.
  • He is trying to uplift the economy of his home country Jamaica using his expertise.
  • Harris retired from Standford University in 1998 with the distinguished title of emeritus professor.
  • He is father-in-law to Douglas Emhoff and Tony West.
  • He is the grandfather to Meena Harris.
  • Donald Harris is of height 5 feet 5 inches. His natural hair color is black and eyes are brown in color.

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Donald Harris Married

First Marriage with Shyamala Gopalan

Donald Harris was married to the late scientist and activist Shyamala Gopalan. The couple first met in a civil rights rally at the University of California, Berkeley.

Donald Harris Children

DAUGHTER : Kamala Harris

Mother: Shyamala Gopalan

Kamala is a US senator from California. She is a presidential hopeful of 2020.

DAUGHTER : Maya Harris

Mother: Shyamala Gopalan

Maya Harris is an accomplished lawyer and an MSNBC news analyst.

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